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Sex ratios : concepts and research methods

Author: Ian Hardy
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
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Sex ratios, the proportions of males and females in any given species, are important in evolutionary and behavioural ecology. This volume explores the context to and methods for many aspects of research on sex ratios, and will be an indispensable reference for all those working in this area.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sex ratios.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2002
(DLC) 2001037938
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Hardy
ISBN: 9780521818964 0521818966 9780521665780 0521665787 0511055145 9780511055140 0511069936 9780511069932 0511170475 9780511170478 0511061471 9780511061479 9780511542053 0511542054 1280430516 9781280430510 9786610430512 6610430519
OCLC Number: 559522457
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 424 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Contributors; Preface and acknowledgements; Chapter 1 Models of sex ratio evolution; Chapter 2 Optimal sex allocation: steps towards a mechanistic theory; Chapter 3 Statistical analysis of sex ratios: an introduction; Chapter 4 Analysis of sex ratios in social insects; Chapter 5 Analysis of sex ratio variances and sequences of sex allocation; Chapter 6 Comparative analysis of sex ratios; Chapter 7 Sex-determining mechanisms in vertebrates; Chapter 8 Sex determination in invertebrates; Chapter 9 Sex ratio distorters and their detection.
Responsibility: edited by Ian C.W. Hardy.
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